Baltimore Museum of Art Grants Maurice Louis Automatic translate
The Baltimore Museum of Art announced that it recently received 21 works by the artist Maurice Louis, including Silver III (1953), Untitled 5-76 (1956), and 19 ink drawings. The works were on the estate of the artist’s widow, Marcella Luis Brenner.
The complete collection of Maurice Louis will be on display at the museum in the fall of 2013 thanks to a grant from the Morris Louis Art Trust. The grant will also support new research on the work of Louis - Antonia Pocock, Ph.D. at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. “We are deeply grateful to Marcella Brenner for this wonderful gift and for supporting the upcoming Louis BMA exhibit,” said Dorin Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art.
“These Morris Louis masterpieces, along with thousands of other art objects from many of our generous donors, serve to strengthen our collection and help us explore unknown pages of cultural history that we can share with our visitors. This story will become even more attractive in our renovated modern wing of the building. ”
Morris Louis (1912-1962) is the most famous artist of the Washington Color School, a group of mid-20th century artists who explored the language of abstraction using new materials and an emphasis on color. One of the first influential pioneers of color, Louis became famous for his innovative method of painting the canvas to create bright, large-scale work. Born in Baltimore and studying at an institution now known as the Maryland College of the Arts, Louis has exhibited at the local museum many times since the late 1940s, where he later worked as a consultant.
- "Denkwürdige Altertümer der Svei". Numismatische Sammlung von Elias Brenner (1647–1717) und Pavel Grigorievich Demidov (1738–1821)